Nearly 50 years later, Primitivo Garcia is still a hero for the ages
Family photos hang in the home of Marlo Kindermann in her small California town. Among them is a picture of a Kansas City man she never met.
“He saved my mother’s life — he saved my life,” Kindermann said. “He made it so my son could be born. “He died for all of us. When I need to restore my faith in humanity, I think of Primitivo Garcia.”
In Kansas City, that story makes Alfredo Garcia smile a sad smile. Nearly 50 years later, he still misses “Tivo.” On late fall nights, like those now, air crisp beneath a starry sky, he hears his brother’s words.
An Interview with Joe Arce on the History of Primitivo Garcia
The Garcia family is extremely grateful to Joe Arce and all of his hard work throughout the years as well as his contributions in sharing the legacy of our beloved Primitivo Garcia. 25 years ago he did a 2 part televised story on Fox 4 News and brought...read more
50 years later, celebrating Tivo Garcia’s life
Edie R. Lambert A half-century ago this month, a young immigrant valiantly saved two lives. It cost him his own. In observance of the 50th anniversary of his selfless gallantry, Kansas Citians will celebrate his life at the school named for him on the...read more
Immigrant hero remembered in upcoming celebration
November 9, 2017 Jesus Lopez-Gomez Slain Mexican savior Primitivo “Tivo” Garcia will be honored at a celebration later this month. On the 50th anniversary of his murder, the Primitivo Garcia Elementary School will host a festival remembering the man....read more